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Main Burns, former Georgia DB and four-star prospect, proclaims LSU as switch vacation spot

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Georgia defensive again Main Burns introduced earlier this month that he can be leaving Athens after one 12 months to hunt a brand new school soccer dwelling. On Tuesday, the previous four-star prospect within the Class of 2020 introduced that he has discovered that dwelling. 

Burns, a local of Baton Rouge, introduced on Twitter that he’ll play for his hometown LSU Tigers. He was ranked No. 182 within the 2020 highschool participant rankings in response to the 247Sports Composite and was the seventh-ranked participant in talent-rich Louisiana. 

His lone season in Athens did not precisely solidify him as a future star within the Bulldogs secondary. He had 5 whole tackles in six video games with most of his enjoying time approaching particular groups. Regardless of that, he obtained loads of reward popping out of Madison Prep Academy. Gabe Brooks, midland area recruiting analyst for 247Sports, supplied this scouting report on Burns popping out of highschool.

“Lengthy, lean, big-framed defensive again prospect,” Brooks wrote. “Slender by the core however broad-shouldered, angular, athletic construct that ought to assist high quality bulking in school. Projected to security however recruited by quite a few faculties as a cornerback. Ought to be capable of present beneficial personnel flexibility on the subsequent degree. Actually huge nook when aligned outdoors and is not afraid to combine it up with receivers. Performs bodily and has a ton of press potential. Oozes swagger and confidence. Measurement and aggression manifest in tackling capability. Closes quick downhill. 

“Expertise at receiver makes ball expertise at DB a energy. Shows spectacular high-pointing acumen and physique management to regulate to balls in flight. Lengthy-strider with good top-end velocity verified at 4.58 within the 40. Wants to enhance lateral mobility and fluidity to achieve protection ceiling. Should proceed so as to add bulk/energy to fill out and maximize body. Will get too handsy in protection at occasions. Excessive-major DB who might play security, nook, or nickel and supply loads of choices within the secondary. Potential to develop into an influence Energy 5 starter with long-term NFL Draft ceiling.”

It stays to be seen if Burns, who as soon as dedicated to LSU as a excessive schooler, can be eligible to play with the Tigers in 2021. The SEC has not voted on eliminating a rule that forestalls intraconference switch gamers from being eligible instantly. Nevertheless, that vote is anticipated to happen in early June on the convention’s digital spring assembly session. A number of different conferences, together with the Pac-12, ACC and Huge 12, have already introduced that they’re eliminating an analogous rule of their conferences. 

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